Archive for the ‘Parent Resources’ Category

WGBY celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with upcoming programming and a special event in our studios.  This Friday at 10pm, the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards pays tribute to Latinos by Latinos with celebrated Hispanic artists.  On October 15 at 5:30pm, WGBY hosts Herencia Latina as part of a celebration of our region’s Latino American Heritage.  After a musical performance by Heshima Mojaa, we’ll screen “Episode IV: The New Latinos,” with Dr. Arlene Rodriguez, STCC Vice President of Student Affairs, facilitating the evening’s discussion.  

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We continue to share the important work of American Graduate, a public media commitment made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that builds community awareness of the high school dropout crisis and helps communities implement local solutions..

As an American Graduate station, WGBY is playing a part in this important work and on Saturday, from 11:00am – 6:00pm,  will broadcast American Graduate Day.  The live, interactive event, viewed by nearly one million people, tells the story of community partners and individual champions and how they provide support, advice and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.

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At the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to share Transformative Teachers, a collection of videos and lesson plans available on PBS LearningMedia™.  The collection is designed to equip educators with tools and methods for fostering resilience and ethical leadership skills among young people. The resources are accompanied by support materials for teachers, and the lesson plans are aligned to national college and career readiness standards.


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Have you ever wished that students were eating healthier lunches?  Now you can display or distribute a flyer to inform them about how they can participate in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  Kids ages 8-12 can create and submit a healthy recipe and possibly win a trip to the 2015 Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House!

WGBH is teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host this fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for kids to join a parent or guardian in creating an original recipe that could be served at The White House this summer. You’ll find the flyer along with related resources (more…)

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Similar to Chirp, who wants to know when she’ll fly, many of us may wonder when we’ll hear spring in the air.  Familiar peeps, chirps, and quacks tell us it’s time to get outside and explore the big wide world, and Peep and the Big Wide World helps hatch new scientists everyday.  In addition to the PEEP Science Curriculum, there’s a great new bilingual website — with STEM resources for preschoolers, parents and teachers.   (more…)

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Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of the Clinton Foundation and Next Generation, aims to help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five, so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. They and Sesame Street recently embarked on a text-to-parents program in partnership with the free mobile health information service, Text4baby, to distribute tips to new parents about talking, reading and singing with their newborn children.  Developed by Sesame Workshop, these research-based tips provide parents with specific ways to promote infants’ early language development and to support Sesame’s mission to help all kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder.  (more…)

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This clip 0f Brene Brown from the past PBS program The Gifts of Imperfection: Living with Courage, Compassion and Connection relates to an article in this week’s New York Times by Jessica Lahey.  Her article “Helping a Perfectionist Child” speaks to all of us who know a child or adult who finds it difficult to set boundaries and accept anything less than perfection.  Among the article’s suggestions psychology professor Mark Anthony advises to help the perfectionist “View Failure More Broadly.”  To that I would add the need to help children and young adults appreciate their failures as essential to growth and that transforming mistakes into something from which they can use and learn is a high art.  (more…)

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